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Thu Aug 16, 2012, 11:24 PM

Julian Assange still on most-wanted list despite asylum decision: Interpol [View all]

Raphael Satter and Gonzalo Solano, Associated Press
Aug 16, 2012 10:37 PM ET
Last Updated: Aug 16, 2012 11:08 PM ET

... Interpol, the Lyon, France-based international police agency, issued a statement late Thursday saying Assange remains on the equivalent of its most-wanted list, the Ecuadorian decision notwithstanding ...

Under Ecuador’s asylum offer, Assange is not permitted to make political statements or grant interviews of a political nature, restrictions that are standard for anyone granted asylum, said an Ecuadorean Foreign Ministry official, who was not authorized to be quoted by name ...

In a mark of its anger over the asylum ruling, the Swedish Foreign Ministry said it had summoned Ecuador’s ambassador to complain about the decision. The country’s foreign minister, Carl Bildt, said in a message posted on Twitter that “our firm legal and constitutional system guarantees the rights of each and every one. We firmly reject any accusations to the contrary” ...

The issue already seems to have frayed diplomatic ties between the U.K. and Ecuador. Britain’s previous ambassador to Ecuador, Linda Cross, departed earlier this year and had been due to be replaced this month by Patrick Mullee. But his arrival has been delayed ...


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